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29th June 2008, 08:32 PM
I want to buy Go144.
I'm 85KG 182cm.
At here wind about 8-15knots.I don't quick know different about that 2 style of sail.
I know element is much beter than Focus.
But I dont know why cam sail is much better?
someone tell me cam sail will much heaver than Focus,when I want pull it up at sea.
which size is correct?6.7 7.5 8.5 ?

29th June 2008, 09:18 PM
Hi ichzgw,
The camber induced Element sail will be slightly heavier, yes, but having the draft in the sail "locked in" by camber inducers may give you significantly better performance, especially in winds < 13 knots.
I would suggest an 8.5 m2 sail if you have the skills.
You need to try out an 8.5 m2 first.
Borrow one at the beach for a few minutes if you have to.
Hope this helps,

29th June 2008, 09:31 PM
Thank you very much.I will try.

3rd August 2008, 09:40 AM
I order Focus8.5. I has shiped,but will receive in next few days. Hope I can uphaul it.
I've never uphaul sail more than 7.0.
I pray.

4th August 2008, 07:52 AM
What mast are you planning to use?
Red Line 460 cm (IMCS 25) with 30 cm extension= 490 cm (100%) 1.55 Kg./3.417 Lbs.
Blue Line 460 cm (IMCS 25) with 30 cm extension= 490 cm (75%) 2.10 Kg./4.629 Lbs.
White Line 460 cm (IMCS 25) with 30 cm extension= 490 cm (40%) 2.20 Kg./4.85 Lbs.
The weight of the mast can make quite a difference.
You might be choosing the right sail as the Element 2 needs a 490 cm mast.
Hope this helps,